Tuesday, November 17th: Sun conjunct Mercury in Scorpio. Mercury, ruler of mind and communication, aligns with the Sun, ruler of the will and conscious self in intense Scorpio. This makes for words and thoughts like a piercing gaze. No small talk here, Scorpio avoids distraction and penetrates the surface, in order to understand. Scorpio is transfixed by mysteries, what is hidden, and in the shadows.
Wednesday, November 18th: First quarter Moon. This marks the first quarter of the current lunar cycle. Sun (the will) square Moon (feeling) can sometimes bring a (usually minor) crisis, having to do with the transition from thought to action. Now that we may have glimpsed the meaning of the New Moon, how do we move forward? How do we manifest our intentions? How do we bring our dreams into reality?
Friday, November 20th: Venus square Pluto, may bring some tension. Intense Pluto can sometimes cause Venus to overindulge. Relationships may be affected by power dynamics, manipulation, intense emotions. Square aspects usually signify difficult energy that can take us over if we are unaware, but that can be very useful if we can harness it. Use this energy for transformative relationship, powerful creativity, letting go.
Friday, November 20th: Mercury moves into Sagittarius, giving us a taste of what’s to come, since the Sun moves into Sag on Sunday. The mind may be drawn to more expansive ideas, and adventures in thought, philosophy, religion, and belief. Since Saturn is already in Sag (for 2 years), Mercury may bring more awareness to Saturn’s transit, which has to do with discipline and lessons in belief and education. There may be some temptation to defend your beliefs without considering the perspective of others. But, with awareness, this energy can help us study, think philosophically, and come to understand what role beliefs play in our lives.
Sunday, November 21st: The Sun moves into Sagittarius, lightening the mood, lifting the load. Sag is uplifting and optimistic. This is tempered somewhat this year by the fact that stern Saturn is in the mix. Nevertheless, after the big dose of Scorpio we’ve received in the past few weeks, this should feel lighter.